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Margaret Wilson in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of Margaret Wilson of 30 Double Row, Hylton, Durham, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth town

Washington

Birth county

Durham

Birth place

England

Street

30 Double Row

Town

Parish

Hylton

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Sunderland

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

James

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Puddler (Iron)

Birth place

Sunderland, Durham, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

-

Birth place

Newbottle, Durham, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Turner

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Puddler (Iron)

Birth place

Birtley, Durham, England

First name(s)

David

Last name

Cooper

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Puddler (Iron)

Birth place

Tipton, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Richardson

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Puddler (Iron)

Birth place

Parkgate, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Hetherington

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Puddler (Iron)

Birth place

Corbridge, Northumberland, England

About the 1881 England Wales and Scotland Census

When the 1881 census was taken on April 3rd, the total population of England, Wales and Scotland was recorded as 29,707,207. The First Boer War ended only weeks before the 1881 census.

As with any historical research, the golden rule of family history is to check the original record, or "primary source", wherever possible. We have provided clear images of the original census enumeration books for you to view once you've found the right family in the indexes.

When using census returns, once you have located your ancestor in the census, you should then view the original images to validate your findings. The image of the original document will also help you see the household in the context of surrounding households as all the information will be provided in one clear place, as it was originally written down.

The original documents would have been given to your ancestor several days before 3 April, and the head of household would have been asked to fill in the details for anyone who would have been residing at that address on the census date. If the head of the household was unable to read or write, the enumerator - a literate person who would be collecting the census forms - would help fill in the details. Because of this, however, you may note mistakes that were made, such as name spellings. It should also be noted that many people were often economical with the truth when it came to their ages.

Note: the census includes details of people resident in docked vessels and institutions such as prisons, workhouses, hospitals, and barracks, as well as individual households.

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NAME
Margaret Wilson
BORN
1851
BIRTH COUNTY
Durham
ADDRESS IN 1881
Hylton, Durham, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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